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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kawilliams81
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

A- pours a very dark amber with a 1 finger tan head. A few blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- sour cherries, funky cheese, straw

T- very sour/tart cherries right away, light chocolate, cherry pie filling

M- medium body and high carbonation. Fairly acidic and effervescent.

O- very good Flanders red. Has more sourness than most for the style.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Appearance - The beer was a reddish brown color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - The sour really jump out on this one, but there is some fruitiness.

Taste - My initial impression is the sour raspberry. Cherry skin and the lactic sour notes stimulate the tongue. The finish comes with the form of dry tart fruits.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is modest, allowing the tastes to dance about the perimeter of the tongue.

Overall - This is an excellent example of the style.

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4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdense
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Toronado SFO $3.00 6 oz pour into teardrop during happy hour, 5.29.2010, score.

Nose is reddish brown, not much visible carbonation,thin layer of head after careful pour. Nose features the funk with cherry notes, little if any hop presence. This is one funky tasting sour, good dose of tartness. Medium mouthfeel with nice tart finish. This is my first stab with this little known brewery, and while this offering may lack the complexity of Rodenbach, etc, this is a nice interpretation of ht style with high drinkability. Most definitely worth a try for fans of the style. Recommended.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Fruity dark red look. plum berry taste. Not very bubbly. No head really. Bitter entrance up front. Smooth trail across the pallet. Chalky gross finish. Otherwise very well done.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of aleigator
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Has a small, fizzy head, burgundy, fiery color with hints of brown oak in it.

Invites with aromas of fermented grapes, vinegar notes and sweeter malts, with hints of tart acidity.

Sparkling sourness convinces from the first glance, with a tongue-drying, vinous aspect, among high carbonation. It has a gentle fruity note of overripe grapes, which goes well with the sharp vinegar bite, resulting in a very pleasant taste, which reminds me of a good, medium-bodied wine. This brew has a fantastic complexity compared to its relatively low abv, with an intense, dry sourness, which gets especially recognizable during the finish, which is like the rest of the beer just very enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Brian29
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AltBock
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz. bottle with a red label of a jolly old happy monk with his hands on the name of the beer standing in front of a large barrel. The back label has all the mandatory US info and an inked number. My bottle says 04. I have no idea what that could mean. The neck label is the one that contains the description of the beer.

When poured into a Peg's Cantina Snifter, the Flemish Sour was a dark chestnut brown with a ruby center. It was a very interesting color. It was hard to tell if it was a reddish beer with brown highlights or a brown beer with reddish highlights. Either way I enjoyed the color. On top was a thin and bubbly khaki head of foam. This head of foam didn't bother to stick around. It bubbled up to around 1/4 of an inch and then it fizzled away in a flash. It only managed to leave behind a faint string of rings along the edge. At least the color was good.

The aroma was sour and tart, but not make your eyes water sour and tart. Up front was all the sour fruits. My nose picked up sour cherries, raspberries, and green apples. Following the fruits was a little yeast and a pinch of oak. There was a small surprise after the oak. This beer finished with a subtle whiff of vanilla. The vanilla scent was inconsistent. Most of the time the sour fruits covered it up.

The aroma sort of prepared me for the taste's sour and tart onslaught. The taste took the aroma's sour and tartness to a new level. Not a lower level. A much higher level. The taste was dry, sour, and tart with a small variety of fruits. Like the aroma, I got the sour cherries, raspberries, and green apples in the front. These fruits stuck around for a long time before it let through the oak. The oak didn't last before the taste finished with a small taste of yeast. There was no vanilla hiding in the taste. If there was any, the huge sour and tart fruits covered it up.

This was a light to medium bodied Flemish Sour with a decent level of carbonation and a lingering sour and tart aftertaste. This aftertaste was filled with more sour cherries, raspberry, and green apples. There was also a smidgeon of oak in there as well. This sour and tart aftertaste will stick around for a long time.

This small bottle sure was packing in the sour and tart goodness. I guess bottle size doesn't matter when in comes to the amount of sour and tart fruits. A very good delicious Flemish Sour. Would I buy it again? I will and in fact I've already done that.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mgr78704
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Belittle
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ryanpj
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KAP1356
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap last night at Capone's. Served in a snifter...

A - Dark, murky, red, ruby color with very noticeable carbonation. Some slight egg-shell white head formed and stuck around for a little.

S - Nose was comprised of tart cherries and vinegar. Mild oak and some citrus snuck in as well.

T - Sweet flavors of nice tart cherries. Vinegar and lactic flavors follow nicely integrating themselves into the cherries.

M - Medium carbonation with a dryness to the finish which is quite nice.

O - Really nice for the style. Maybe a bit too puckering for the style, but that is just my personal preference.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 2,828 ratings
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